Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier
Cyclogeography is an essay about the bicycle in the cultural imagination and a portrait of London seen from the saddle. The bicycle enables us to feel a landscape, rather than just see it, and in the great tradition of the psychogeographers, Day attempts to depart from the map and reclaim the streets of the city.
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking
Walking and writing have always gone together. Think of the poets who walk out a rhythm for their lines and the novelists who put their characters on a path. But the best insights, the deepest and most joyous examinations of this simple activity are to be found in non-fiction – in essays, travelogues and memoir.
Brainspotting: Adventures in Neurology
In this series of brilliant autobiographical essays, A.J. Lees takes us on a grand tour of his neurological career, giving the reader insight into the art of listening, observation and imagination that the best neurologists still rely on to heal minds and fix brains.
Unique Books and Literary Gifts for the Curious Reader
The essay is nothing less than the reflection of all there is: art, personal experience, places, literature, portraiture, politics, science, music, education – and just thought itself in orbit
A loose sally of the mind. An irregular indigested piece not a regular and orderly composition. – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
NHE offers a home for the essay, rooting out the most original essays both by classic essayists and by contemporary writers stretching and playing with its form.
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